Color prints on 25 x 39" Japanese Kiraku Kozo Paper. Photos were taken at a lake using a Parrot Bebop 2 drone with modified lens. The images were manipulated in Lightroom in which 3-6 sequential shots were superimposed and the contrast maximized.
The title and concept was inspired by lines from Rumi:
I am a bird of Paradise, I am not of the earthy realm
For a few days imprisoned in my cage of flesh and bone.
My soul is my guide, for my soul is of that abode
I will not speak of the earthly, I am of the unknown.
The fragrant morning breeze brings news of union
With joy and with song I’ll leave this cage, this earthly throne.